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The Latest: Iran says it twice warned aggressive US drones

Jul. 20, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7 p.m. Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard has recently issued two warnings to aggressive U.S. drones. The Saturday report quotes...

Today in History

Jul. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2019. There are 164 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module. On this...

Clanton, Suwannapura team to take 5-shot lead in Midland

Jul. 19, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and played...

Thai court accepts complaints against PM, opposition leaders

Jul. 19, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court accepted complaints against the prime minister and two opposition party leaders Friday in cases that could disqualify them from office. The court said it has accepted a complaint against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sent by 110 members of Parliament who...

Cambodian women face surrogacy charges after Vietnam births

Jul. 19, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three Cambodian women have been charged with violating surrogacy and human trafficking laws after they gave birth to babies they delivered to Chinese nationals in Vietnam, a court official said Friday. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ei Rin said the women, aged 31 and 32,...

Oil price rises on Mideast tensions, stock markets cautious

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose on Friday after the U.S. said it had destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf, where a lot of the world's oil is shipped through. Stock markets were largely stable as investors monitor earnings and the ongoing trade talks between China and the U.S. Energy prices...

8 children dead, 16 people hurt in Philippines truck crash

Jul. 19, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A truck carrying more than two dozen villagers, mostly ecstatic grade schoolers on their way to a school festival, lost control Friday on a downhill road and flipped on its side, leaving eight students and an adult dead in the central Philippines, police said. Police investigator...

Myanmar marks anniversary of killing of founding father

Jul. 19, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's civilian and military leaders have jointly commemorated the anniversary of the assassination of the country's independence hero, who was gunned down 72 years ago along with members of his cabinet. Aung San died just months before the country — then called Burma...

Pacquiao has plenty to say while he prepares for Thurman

Jul. 19, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. A fighter who once kept most conversations short...

Philippine police file sedition case against vice president

Jul. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police filed sedition and other criminal complaints Thursday against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and other critics of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly plotting to destabilize his administration. Vice President Leni...